December 3, 2008
10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 13, 2008
Immaculate Conception Church
Friday, December 12, 2008
September 29, 1920 - December 3, 2008
Margaret Belle (Peggy) McGee - Lawlor died quietly in her sleep on Wednesday morning, December 3, 2008 at Jefferson Place in Pella at the age of 88. She was born in Huntsville, Missouri on September 29, 1920 to Frank & Louella Campbell.
Peggy was married to William T. McGee on Aug. 8, 1937. She raised five children with Bill and they lost one child at birth.
Bill and Peggy were very active in St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Brentwood, acting as guidance counselors, baseball & softball coaches, and in 1956 were awarded a special scroll from the Vatican for their work with Catholic Youth in St. Louis.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, (DAR), and served as an officer of the Valley of the Meramec chapter. She was a founding member of the St. Louis County March of Dimes. She was a past president of Missouri League of Women's Voters, Four Rivers Area, from 1974 to 1977 and served as an officer for many more years. She was a founding member of the Franklin County Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) organization.
She served as board member and officer, including president, for St. John's Mercy Hospital Auxiliary in Washington, MO for over 25 years, volunteering for over 24,000 hours, and served as the Quilt Committee chairman for over 23 years. In 1990 she was recognized as state Auxilion of the Year.
She was widowed in 1978 and for several years she traveled the world with dear friends. She remarried in 1992 to Robert Lawlor. They moved to Pella, Iowa to be closer to family in 2001. She was widowed again in 2005 and moved into Jefferson Place in 2006.
She is survived by her sister, Annalou (Ronald) Marquette of Columbia, Missouri, her 5 children: Thomas & Liliana McGee of Batesville, Mississippi, Flora McGee & Larry Osborn of Brookfield, Missouri, Mary & Mark Heywood of Bourbon, Missouri, Mike & Dorothy McGee of Pella, Iowa, and William R. McGee of Bland, Missouri; 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces and friends.
She was dearly beloved by all and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
The family requests memorial donations to Immaculate Conception Church in Union, Missouri, in lieu of flowers.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 10 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church in Union, Missouri. Visitation will be held Friday night from 7-9 PM at the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union.